April 15th, 2009

politics, Kerry Edwards

don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, Texas.....

Texas Governor Rick Perry apparently thinks that a line needs to be drawn in the sand between Texas and the federal government.

He doesn't actually say that Texas should secede from the Union, despite the Daily Kos headline linked above, but damn is he coming close.

And honestly? Let 'em go. Texas needs to be part of the U.S. more than the U.S. needs Texas. Let's see how long they last....
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aoki

happy birthday, little one!

Our little girl, Aoki, is five years old today! Seems like only yesterday that we brought her home, but that really was 2004. Yowza.

Anyhow, she remains the most wonderfulest sweetest niftiest friendliest cat in the whole entire world, and I love her all to pieces.

Happy birthday, Aoki!

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strange detractors

KRAD KOMIX MONTH continues today!

Both Farscape: Strange Detractors #1 -- plotted by Rockne S. O'Bannon, scripted by me, artwork by Will Sliney -- and Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Klingons -- written by me, art by JK Woodward -- are hitting the stands today. Check 'em out!
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schott

Schott's Miscellany 14 April 2009

Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language (1828)


BATTLE OF THE SURFACES

In May 2007, a bizarre tennis match in Mallorca pitted the skills of Roger "King of Grass" Federer against Rafael "King of Clay" Nadal. For c.2.5 hours, Federer (Wimbledon champion for 4 consecutive years, with an unbeaten run of 48 wins on grass) fought Nadal (French Open champion, with 72 straight wins on clay) on a half-grass, half-clay court specially constsructed at a cost of $1.63 million (for this one-off match). Nadal eventually emerged victorious with a winning socre of 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (12-10).


The people may be made to follow a course of action, but they may not be made to understand it.
Confucius (551-479 BCE)
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alien spotlight

first review of Alien Spotlight: Klingons

Alex Fletcher at TrekMovie had nothing but good things to say about Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Klingons in his newest "TrekInk" column.

Money quote:
The first "Alien Spotlight" series a year or so ago was a lot of fun and had some decent stories, but this one tops them all. For me, this is easily the best presented issue IDW has their Star Trek line to date, and it is on par with the "Klingons: Blood Will Tell" miniseries. Woodward’s art is a wonder to look at, and DeCandido has given him a good story to work with. IDW needs to try to get Woodward working on another issue for them, preferably with another author of DeCandido’s quality.
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d'argo's lament

two more upcoming conventions

Thanks to the good graces of the kind and benevolent folks at BOOM! Studios, I will be attending two conventions this summer. The first is Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina from 19-21 June. The other is Comic-Con International. I'll be spending most of my time at both at the BOOM! Studios booth, though I will also be tearing myself away at the latter to accept my International Association of Media Tie-in Writers Grandmaster Award at the Scribe Awards. By then, I may have even figured out why I'm getting the award.

terri_osborne might be joining me in San Diego, depending on finances.........
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strange detractors

first review of Strange Detractors

dvandom has reviewed Farscape: Strange Detractors #1 in his weekly roundup.

Money quote:
...character arcs are very important, and this miniseries not only continues
those set up in the previous mini, it brings the whole Jothee/Chiana relationship back into focus. ... an enjoyable issue, if a bit slow in getting started. Recommended.

The issue also won the "Actually, The Scarrans Are Acting Completely Normally" Award, which is only funny if you've read the issue. *snerk*
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